Hard Time
  • Published:
    Sep-1999 (Hardcover)
    Sep-2000 (Paperback)
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    Print / eBook / Audio
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  • Pages:
    512
  • Age Level:
    18 & up
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In an instant, the lives of two women collided. One was behind the wheel of a Trans Am she liked to drive too fast. The other was lying in the road, dying an agonizing death. When Chicago private eye V. I. Warshawski got out of her car to look at the woman she almost hit, she began a long, harrowing descent into a world of shadowy secrets and tangled lives--and into the darkest heart of her city.

In her eagerly awaited new novel, which heralds the return of the much-loved heroine V. I. Warshawski, Sara Paretsky revisits the gritty urban landscape she illuminates with brilliant compassion and vivid color. For as V.I. unravels the mystery of a battered and discarded woman, she moves through circles of the rich and the troubled, into the bitter home of a powerful Chicago family, into the pampered world of a TV star, and behind the razor wire of a women's prison. What V.I. finds is a web of conspiracy--and explosive secrets hidden in the darkest places of all....
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